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Three killed in Burma plane crash

Three people were killed and at least 11 were injured when a plane packed with Christmas tourists missed an airport runway and landed in a rice paddy field in Burma, state television reported.

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Plane forced to make 'emergency landing'

Air Bagan said the plane, which was carrying 63 passengers and six crew members, was forced to make an "emergency landing".

Witnesses said smoke filled the plane when it hit the ground and was still rising from the plane's badly charred wreckage hours later.

Airport officials in Heho said that injured passengers were taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Taunggyi for treatment.

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